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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French oncle.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔŋkəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: On‧kel

NounEdit

Onkel m (genitive Onkels, plural Onkel or Onkels)

  1. uncle

Usage notesEdit

The most common plural is Onkel. The form Onkels is frequent in northern colloquial German and has become partly acceptable in standard usage (for example in prose, but not in elevated or official style).

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Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian onkel, from Proto-Germanic *ankulaz.

NounEdit

Onkel m

  1. (anatomy) ankle